AzB Silver Member
I've been wondering how many good players out there are able to balance between practice, action, tournaments, and still having time to spend with their wives and kids?
Do these guys exist? Or are all the good players besides Johnny Archer (who is the only family man/pro that I can think of) trying to go at it alone?
I ask because I've been playing pretty well lately, but my family is way higher on my priority list...
Is it possible for an average player to become a great player (or even just above average) without totally dedicating your whole life to the game?
If u got the talent and the desire you can become as good as you want, if you been playing awhile and have not noticed alot of people giving you ups for your skills it is going to take alot more work.
There is 168 hr/wk I have heard 10k hours to super high level amateur or low pro. I bet Efren has 50k+ hours many under pressure. If you have 10 hours a week it will take 20 years, If you have 40 per week it willl take 5 yrs. These are grind it out hours I want to get better this is my best stroke on every shot. If you can do that, make a living and go home give your family time you are a better manager of time than most.
I see alot of the same people in the pool room everytime I go but they are in their hanging out not doing the work. I know a few pro with recognizeable names and they all put in a ton of time especially early on. If you are playing good and are on the improve good luck and fire at it, do not give up your family time especially if your kids are young. You can never get those hours back. If your family is grown and you got the time then focus on pool it is great, does not pay well but hey alot of things do not pay so well.